Newspaper Gleanings from a Tree Trunk
Welcome to Ontario
County, NY, History and Genealogy!
If you would like to link Ontario County data to this site please contact me. Copyright resides with the contributor. If you would like to submit data to this site please contact Dianne Thomas.
A collection of Newspaper articles & information collected by
Robert Ronald Hanley Sr.
Return to Home Page Return to Tree Trunk Index Return to News Index Page
HATHAWAY - JAMES HAWLEY
E.1 Hathaway was
born 1852. Charles
died March 10, 1910 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 57 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL March 25, 1910 PAGE 2
CENTER - Charles E.
Hathaway, of Wilmington, Delaware, died at a Philadelphia hospital on March
10, aged 58 years. Mr. Hathaway was formerly of Hopewell, having spent his young
manhood on the Hathaway farm, now owned by James Pettit.
leaves besides his wife, Mrs. Belle VanGelder Hathaway, formerly of
Chapin, six grown children and several grandchildren, an aged father, and a
brother of Auburn.
DIED - HATHAWAY - At Philadelphia, March 10, 1910, Charles E. Hathaway, of Wilmington, Del, aged 58 years, formerly of Hopewell.
Hopewell, New York, December 04, 1878.
The year may be 1875.
was born Chapin, New York August
28, 1851. Isabelle was the daughter
of Alfred Morris VanGelder
and Mary Jane Dean.
died February 19, 1929 Newport,
Delaware, at 77 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. February 22, 1929
Word has been received of the death on Tuesday, February 19, of Mrs.
Isabelle Hathaway, aged 77 years, at Newport, Delaware. She was the daughter
of Mr. Alfred and Mary Jane VanGelder, and spent her girlhood days in the
vicinity of Chapin and Hopewell, where she was married to Charles E. Hathaway
on December 4, 1878. Mr. Hathaway died March 10, 1910.
three sons, J. Willis of Elkton, Md., Murray L. of Geneva, and Emerson
Hathaway, of Philadelphia, Pa., three daughters, Mrs. John Croney, of
Newport, and Mrs. Myrtis Mannering, and Mrs. Samuel Walker, of
Canandaigua, one sister, Mrs. Charles Gifford, Canandaigua, and three
brothers, George B. VanGelder of Clifton Springs, B. Emerson VanGelder
of Wilmington, Del., and Edgar A. VanGelder of Chester, Pa., several
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at her late home in
Newport with burial at Silverbrook Cemetery.
DIED - HATHAWAY
- At Newport, Delaware, Feb. 19, 1929, Mrs. Isabelle Hathaway, aged
77 years, formerly of Chapin and Hopewell.
Her body was interred 1929 Newport, Delaware, Silverbrook Cemetery.
Franklin2 Hawks was
born Phelps, New York December 28, 1799. Benjamin
died April 07, 1878 Phelps, New
York, at 78 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
April 19, 1878 PAGE
2 COL 5
DIED - HAWKS -
At his residence in Phelps, NY, early Sunday morning, April 7, 1878,
suddenly of heart disease, Mr. B. F. Hawks, aged 78 years. His
body was interred 1878 Phelps, New York,
Rest Haven Cemetery.
was born Canandaigua, New York July 13,
1809. Hannah was the
daughter of Lt. Samuel Drake
and Eunice Carpenter. Hannah
died June 14, 1897 New York
City, New York, at 87 years of age.
UNION and ADVERTISER June 18, 1897 PAGE 5
Remains Brought From New York
June 18, The remains of Mrs.
Benjamin F. Hawks were brought here from New York yesterday for burial in
Phelps cemetery. The funeral was held from the Methodist Church.
DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE June 18,
1897 PAGE 4
wife of the late Benjamin F. Hawks, a former resident of Phelps, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Brush, of New York, last Monday.
The remains were brought to Phelps yesterday for the burial in the family plot
in the Phelps Cemetery.
services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church, the deceased being one of
the oldest members of that church. Her age was 87 years. Two sons and three
daughters survive her.
NEW YORK TIMES June 16, 1897 PAGE 7
HAWKS, Hannah D. 156
W. 81st Street Age 87,
died on the 14th.
Benjamin Franklin Hawks
and Hannah C. Drake
had the following
was born in Ontario Co., New York April 03, 1830.
April 12, 1920 New York City, NY, at 90 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
April 16, 1920 PAGE
DIED - BRUSH -
At New York City, April 12, 1920, Mrs. Lucinda Brush, formerly of Phelps.
interred 1920 Phelps, New York, Rest Haven Cemetery.
born 1841. He
Annie was born
Hopewell, New York September 20, 1843. Annie
29, 1883 Phelps, New York, at 39 years of age.
JOURNAL August 31, 1883
HAWKS - In Phelps, August 19, 1883, Anna, wife of C. S. Hawks.
Hawley was born Holland. He
was born 1798.
died January 18, 1872 Canandaigua, New
York, at 73 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
January 31, 1872 PAGE 3
- Hawley in Canandaigua,
January 18th 1872, Mrs. Anna Hawley in the 75th year of her age.
The deceased left 11 living children. Three of her sons are practicing physicians, yet were they powerless to save the life of a mother whom God had called her home.
Albert Dr. Hawley
born in Branchport, New York September 09, 1829.
Death record at Canandaigua City Clerk office says he was born in
31, 1918 Canandaigua, New York, at 88 years of age. He married twice.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. August
2, 1918 FRONT PAGE
James A. Hawley, Aged 89 Years, Had
Practised Medicine for over 60 Years. In the death of Dr. James A. Hawley at
his home on Center Street Wednesday morning, the oldest practising physician of
the state passed away.
His career constitutes another of the monuments of mighty usefulness left by a Canandaiguan to benefit his fellowmen by the inspiration of his example. Dr. Hawley was born at Branchport on September 9, 1829, and started life on a farm. How he drifted from farming into medicine can best be learned from his own words told a short time ago.
My father came to me one day and said, Jim, you'll never make your salt at farming. I didn't like farming and I was pleased to hear him say that. It made it easy for me to get away from home to try something else.
With my worldly possessions in a sack over my shoulder, I started out with no particular object in view. I drifted into Canandaigua where I was glad to get a job at a dollar a day and board at the carpenter trade. After a year at that, the boss, before renewing an agreement with me, said I would have to stand his test of what constituted a journeyman carpenter.
I must hew from the rough, dress and put together a four panel door in ten hours. I did it in five minutes short of the time, which so pleased the boss that he offered me 1.50 and I board myself. I didn't accept. I suppose the truth of the matter was that carpentering was too much like work for me. By the way, that door still does duty in the tenant house on C. C. Sackett's farm.
I had made up my mind I wanted to be a doctor. An epidemic in the neighborhood of my father's farm was reaping an appalling harvest of deaths. The doctors in that locality lost so many patients that their methods were generally discredited. I contracted the disease and well remember my refusal to take the dope prescribed by the physician. Jim, said father pleadingly, if you don't take this medicine you'll die. And if I do take it I'll die, I protested. An old fellow named Simmons, a farmer with no medical skill, was outdistancing the medical men by administering a tea made from spider root. I took it and got well, as did many others. The incident caused me to have a distrust in the doctors of that neighborhood.
Finally an electric practitioner came along and got results from his ministrations. I hadn't given up the notion that I wanted to be a doctor who could cure the people. I had saved some money and began my studies at Syracuse. We received our diplomas then after a two year course. I came back home and hung out my shingle. I was not long in discovering that I was not so different from the doctors whom I had criticized.
I determined that a successful doctor is one who cures people, and I stopped looking at my sheepskin awarded to me on graduation and began to study. I took a post graduate course in Philadelphia. I tried to understand every case and know what treatment that particular case required.
Dr. Hawley first practised at Branchport, then located near Minneapolis, Minn. He returned here at the outbreak of the Civil War with the belief then current that the Union would be rent asunder and the great Mississippi waterway closed to the North, which seemed then was destined to kill the growing West. There were a few railroads and the development of that mode of transportation was not dreamed of.
Dr. F. C. Hawley, with whom Dr. Hawley practised here, died many years ago. Later, Dr. George Gregg was associated with Dr. Hawley, but in May, 1913, Dr. Hawley retired from the medical firm of Hawley and Gregg, after 56 years of active practice. Since that time he had answered calls in aid of special cases and was often called in consultation. Of late he had given medicine at his home to those who called.
The end of Dr. Hawley was in a way typical of the man. He was as ready for the summons from an angel of death to visit his Maker as he had always been for the summons of his fellowmen, the women and children to account to them professionally. The grief that fills the heart is widespread and is so deep that not for many years will his kind deeds be forgotten or the memory of his skill, his influence, his benevolences be effaced from the memory of those left behind. The good that he has done is of inestimable value.
Dr. Hawley leaves his widow and a number of nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. Rev. George E.
Finlay will officiate. The Masons will have charge of the services at the
grave at Woodlawn. His
interred 1918 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Ontario County 1835. Julia
was the daughter of Henry Lincoln
February 04, 1895 Canandaigua, New York, at 59 years of age.[i]
Canandaigua City Clerk office death record number 1242. It states that she was
age 62 years.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. February 8, 1895 PAGE
2 COL 3
4 AM, Monday, Mrs. Julia Hawley, wife of Dr. James A. Hawley, died
at her home on Center Street. Though she had been an invalid for some years
past, on the day preceding her death she felt as well as usual. The cause of
death was supposed to have been the breaking of an adema of the lungs, death
resulting in a few minutes.
Hawley was a member of the Baptist church, and was 66 years of age. Funeral
services were conducted at her late
home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Dr. Townley.
2nd Frances Ann Knapp
New York, February 11, 1896.[ii]
Record number 852 Canandaigua City Clerk office.
ONTARIO COUNTY REPOSITORY and MESSENGER
Friday February 14, 1896
HAWLEY - KNAPP
Canandaigua, February 11th by Rev. J. J. Lawrence, Dr. James A. Hawley and
Frances Annie Knapp.
Bristol, New York August 08, 1849. Frances
was the daughter of Edward M. Knapp
September 13, 1926 Canandaigua, New York, at 77 years of age.[iii]
Canandaigua City Clerk office death record number 171. Record states that the
informant was James F. Knapp who lived on Tilyea Street.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed. September 15, 1926
Frances N. Hawley, aged 77 years, died at her home in Atwater Place Monday
evening, after an illness of a week with heart trouble.
She was the widow of Dr. James A. Hawley, well known Canandaigua
physician for many years, who died in 1919.
Hawley leaves two nephews, James F. Knapp of Canandaigua, and Carl
E. Knapp of Wolcott, and a niece Mrs. F. Roy Lord of Wilmington, Del.
Funeral will be held from the home of James F. Knapp on Telyea
Street tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Emanuel J. Kallina of the Presbyterian
Church officiating. Burial in Woodlawn.
Her body was interred 1926 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
HTML by Dianne Thomas
These electronic pages may be printed as a link
or for personal use, but is NOT to
be reproduced in any format for
profit or presentation by ANY other organization or persons.
Copyright 2003 - 2014
[NY History and Genealogy]